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January 20, 1989 - Image 55

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-01-20

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MARCH 2 - 10, 1989

and shrubs burst into blossom
and the whole land is covered
with springtime fragrance
and loveliness. It is a time for
planting new trees.
The Talmud mentions "the
joyous planting" which used
to take place on happy occa-
sions. There was a delightful
custom of planting a cedar
sapling at the birth of a boy
and a cypress at the birth of
a girl. When they married,
the wood of those trees would
be used as poles for the wed-
ding canopy.
In Israel, on Tu B'Shevat,
children go with their
teachers to the hills and
valleys and plant tens of
thousands of saplings. We
also observe the custom of
eating 15 different kinds of
fruit such as olives, dates,
grapes, figs, citrus, apples,
bananas, nuts,•pears etc., all
of which grow abundantly in
Israel.
Since this New Year of the
Trees is also a day of judg-
ment for them — which will
thrive and be healthy, which
will wither and die —
Chassidim pray for the
etrogim that they may grow
in beauty and perfection for
Sukkot — The Feast of
Tabernacles.
But the plantng of trees is
the most fulfilling custom. It
is such a spiritual feeling to
make a hole and gently place
the roots of a tree into the soil
of Eretz Israel. As guiterman
wrote in "Song and
Laughter": So came the trees
at the call of God, And all the
trees are holy.

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World Zionist Press Service

Israelis Seize
'Persian Coke'

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Police
recently seized heroin valued
at $6.6 million at Ben-Gurion
Airport and arrested five
suspects, it was disclosed
after a court-imposed infor-
mation blackout which ex-
pired last week.
Police said the "Persian
coke," an adulterated form of
heroin, was smuggled in from
West Germany. The quantity
was sufficient to provide
150,000 doses with a street
value of about $44 each.
Police are still searching for
the "bankers" who financed
the deal.
The alleged consignee,
52-year-old Yefim Yasinovsky
of Rishon le-Zion, was
remanded to custody for 15
days by a magistrates court
last Friday.
Four other suspects were ar-
rested, two from Bat Yam and
two from Ramla. All of the
suspects are known to police.

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